Bill Gates makes switch from Windows to Android, still won't use iPhone

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 26.09.2017 17:58
Updated 26.09.2017 17:59
Bill Gates speaks at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. (REUTERS Photo)
Bill Gates speaks at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. (REUTERS Photo)

Microsoft co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates has revealed that he has switched to using an Android-powered smartphone from a Windows one.

In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Gates said he made the switch recently, and although he did not reveal the make and model he said his new one had "a lot of Microsoft software."

"I happen to use all Windows-based PCs. The phone that I have... recently I actually did switch to an Android phone with a lot of Microsoft software," he said.

With the move, he joined the majority of consumers worldwide, and when asked if he would ever consider trying out the iPhone he said he's still not interested.

"No, no iPhone," he said with a smile.

However, he did not shy away from praising the competition, saying "Steve was a genius, absolutely amazing. It's great that Apple's continuing to do good work."

Back in 2013, Gates had said his children had "never asked" for Apple products, and they "loved their Windows phones and Windows PCs."

Microsoft launched the Windows Phone operating system in 2010, but failed to be serious competition for iOS and Android. From a lack of support from the developer community to wasting $7.2 billion on its failed Nokia acquisition, Windows phones' market share continued to fall.

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